adjectives - order - before or after

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adjectives - order - before or after

is there a rule if adjectives are before or after the noun?

Tengo dos hermosas hijas OR Tengo dos hijas hermosas?

Asked 2 years ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Dragana

The usual order in Spanish is noun + adjective, but when we place it in front we want to emphasise that quality. Here is a Kwiziq lesson on the position of adjectives.

I hope it helps.

Saludos

Inma

AlaC1Kwiziq community member

You put them after noun. When you put them before you make emphasis or you change meaning, e.g. mi amigo viejo (my old friend - old in sense he lives long). Mi viejo amigo (old in sense I know him for a long time). 

adjectives - order - before or after

is there a rule if adjectives are before or after the noun?

Tengo dos hermosas hijas OR Tengo dos hijas hermosas?

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